Solar
  • CAT # OJCCD-755-2

    1. Sophisticated Swing 5:29
    2. Solar 5:07
    3. Where Are You? 5:28
    4. Marie's Delight 3:30
    5. This Can't Be Love 5:37
    6. The Very Thought Of You 6:34
    7. Blues For News 3:21
    8. I Just Can't See For Looking 5:45

Red Garland tried something a bit different for this session, adding multi-instrumentalist Les Spann to his trio. Spann blows flute on two ballads and makes his guitar an equal partner in the typically crisp rhythm section during the other tracks. As usual, Garland finds a couple of overlooked gems, "Sophisticated Swing" and "I Just Can't See for Looking," to add to the mix of familiar pop tunes and jazz originals, and suffuses the entire program with the upbeat insouciance that was a Red Garland trademark.

with Les Spann, Sam Jones, Frank Gant

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